Who We Are
Since our founding in 1997, our passion for achieving results for our clients has driven our firm. We put our money where our mouth is. Our preference is to align our economics with those of our clients, so that we prosper only if our clients prosper. We are clear and direct –no jargon. We tell it like it is, even if management does not want to hear it. Even further, we work well with your people at all levels as a catalyst to get the job done.
What We Do
We work with management to beat their competitors and generate a substantial, lasting financial impact. Specifically, we like small entrepreneurial companies with single owners looking to take advantage of opportunities that are parallel to theirs. We look at businesses as an integrated, cohesive whole. We help companies find where to make their money, make more of it faster, and sustain its growth longer. We help make the big decisions on strategy, organization, operations, and technology. Where appropriate, we work with clients to make it happen –which may mean fundamentally changing the company. Our work is most successful when we work closely with clients who are dissatisfied with the status quo and are eager to take advantage of nearby opportunities.
How We Invest
At Hayden Ventures where appropriate we make investments in our clients companies that have the potential to become significant side-by-side stand alone businesses. We take a labor-intensive, service-oriented approach by making early introductions to key customers and strategic partners and helping to recruit top executives and co-investors.
Our clients are typically bold, ambitious businesses. They think and act like owners and have the talent, the will, and the open-mindedness required to succeed. They share our passion for results and are prepared to act decisively to achieve them. We work best with entrepreneurs who welcome our commitment and involvement and those whose vision and sense of mission is both compelling and pragmatic. We value entrepreneurs who identify impressive market opportunities and are not afraid to go after them. We look for those who inspire and attract other like-minded people. We understand that success is rarely a straight path and that startups must iterate, often many times, to find the formula that works. We know firsthand that your company requires a great deal of time and attention, and that the real work has just begun.
Helping non-profit businesses is our personal passion. Social enterprises and socially responsible businesses are pillars of the communities that we live in. At Hayden Ventures, we are proud to apply our expertise, passion, and energy to helping these organizations do even greater things. Although we often engage on a pro-bono basis, our social sector projects operate much like our for-profit work. We agree with the client on objectives and scope, draw from the Hayden Ventures toolkit, and tailor our approach to meet our client's needs. We contribute ingenuity to help non-government organizations, foundations, and community groups prosper.
We serve clients on a wide array of issues, regardless of industry sector. Our capabilities have been developed through the experience of developing solutions for difficult, fundamental problems facing clients. Offering reach with local experience, our capabilities are focused on the issues most important to our clients.